* 11:01:52:27- 11:02:13:25
Nice montage of Coney Island boardwalk. Starts with image of soldier taking
his friends' photo. All around them are people, and behind them we see
"Ocean Baths." Cut to a close up of two young women and men (they look
stylish) in a close circle talking_behind them we see "Hyman's Bar &
Grill." Cut to an overview of a crowded section of the boardwalk.
. 11:02:14:03- 11:02:59:08
Crowd of smiling people standing around and looking up. Cut to MCU LA
carnival or sideshow barker speaking into microphone and pointing while
holding tickets. TU to pointer at freak show sign "Smallest Grown Ups On
Earth". People buying freak show tickets. Cut to lurid circus freak show
posters: "Madam Zenda: World's Greatest Mind Reader", "Prof. Frank Graf:
Human Art" (tattooing; poster only), "Marian: Headless Girl From London"
(extremely lurid and practically indescribable), "Winsome Winnie: Fat
Pretty And Jolly" (the circus fat lady), many others including "Zip & Pip:
2 Georgia Peaches". Cut to very rare footage of midget PINHEADS (Zip & Pip,
apparently) on display in the freak show. Cut to people milling about on
Coney Island street.
August 27, 2013 Subject:
Good documentary on early 1940's Coney Island
My guess would be this film was made before World War II, around 1940 or 1941. It covers most of the interesting places in Coney Island, including Luna Park which burnt down in 1944. Historically interesting and fun to see.